NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM

Schedule of Presentations

Biology (SS 1001)

  9:00  Alexander Velez
Western Blotting Analysis of Caspase-3 Activity in Apoptotic NMU Cells
  9:20  Thomas Tompkins
Analysis of the Uptake and Removal of T2 Bacteriophage and IPNV Viral Particles by Fixed Phagocytes in the Digestive Gland of Homarus americanus
  9:40  Anatoly Golser
Phagocystosis of Rs by Trout Macrophage
10:00  Daryl Rampersad
A Survey for the Presence of Cycliophorans on the Mouthparts of Canadian and New Jersey Lobsters
10:50  Emily T. Griffiths
A Comparison between the Fixed Phagocytes in Environmentally Stressed American Lobster Digestive Glands and Control Lobster Digestive Glands
11:10  Michael Kaplan
Using Drosophila Hematopoiesis to Model the Molecular Function of Noonan Syndrom-Specific PTPN11 Mutations in Humans

Biology (SS 1003)

  9:00  Adriana Permaul
Identification and Quantification of Components of D. paulistorum Female Sex Pheromone via Chemical Analysis
  9:20  Chinedu Nwabuobi
Is Growth Stimulation of Rat Mammary Tumor Cell by Linoleic Acid Mediated through Modulation of PKC?
  9:40  Zenie Stanislas-Joseph
The Effects of Antioxidants in NMU Cells in the presence of LA and DHA
10:00  Veronica Spikener

Chemistry (SS1003)

10:50  Nwakaego Onuzulike-Onike
The Effect of Linoleic Acid on the Concentration of Ganglioside GD3 of NMU Tumor Cells
11:10  Allen Yang
Exploring Two Methodologies for Locating Carbon-Carbon Double Bonds: Acetonitrile Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Chemical Derivatization

Environmental Science (NS 1029) 

9:00  Beverly Leon
Differences in Bog Turtle Habitat Use at Two Contrasting Wetland Sites
  9:20  Christine Bruno
PCB and Heavy Metal Concentrations in Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina) from a Bronx River Population
  9:40  Andrew Dorsey
Effects of Road Salt NaCl on Macroinvertebrates in Freshwater Streams in Great Swamp Watershed
10:00  Armand Lucas
Cytochrome CYP1A1 Expression in Atlantic Tomcod in Response to Toxic PAHs Exposure

Mathematics & Computer Science (NS 1029)

10:50  Nadine Marsh
Cellular Automaton: Simple Rules Can Generate Complex Outcomes
11:10  Diego Tori
Mobile Video Game Design with J2ME
11:30  Dayel Ostraco
Using an Advanced Run Expectancy Matrix to Determine the Efficacy of Station-to-Station Practices in Major League Baseball

Cognitive & Developmental Psychology (NS 1059)

  9:00  Kaori Germano
Are All Towers Built the Same? A Comparison of Two Tower of London Variants
  9:20  Nina Gottlieb
The Role of the Frontal Lobes in Temporal Processing
  9:40  Martin Fagin
Creating False Memories Using Stereotype Induction Materials
10:00  Katherine Rende
The Influence of Source Confusion on False Memories in Academic Settings
10:50  Willi-Nicole Claiborne
The Effects of Imagery on Divergent Thinking
11:00  Donald McCann
The Effect of Pre-Parenthood Education on High School Students’ Attitude about Child Discipline
11:20  Humberlys Galindez-Tovar
The Effects of Homework on Academic Achievement: Non-English Speaking Parents’ Involvement in Homework Completion

Social Psychology (NS 1001)

  9:00  Alyssa Dretchen
Objectification Theory: The Role of Sexual Orientation and Social Support
  9:20  Rebecca Cain
How Ideology Hurts: The Role of Cultural Ideology in the Experience of Self-Objectification
  9:40  Swayne Gray
Seeing Emotions in their Absence: The Effects of Facial Features and Skin Tone on Judgments of Embarassment
10:00  Nyeli Calle
The Power of Beliefs: Are Two-Year-Olds’ Perceptions of Emotions Influenced by Gender Stereotypes?
10:50  Lucrezia Alcorn
The Effect of Sexually Explicit Rap Music on Sexual Attitudes: Perceived Norms, Expectations, and Behaviors
11:10  Joseph Conerty
A Model of Social Antecedents to the Development of Musical Excellence: An Empirical Investigation
11:30  Lisa Tritremmel
Evaluating the Efficacy of an Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program for College Undergraduates

Social Sciences (SS 1004)

  9:00  Benjamin Harnick
That’s My Blood in the Gutter: Fandom and Identity in Comic Culture
  9:20  Tara Devlin
   Just Can’t Wait to Be King: Representations of Autonomy in Disney Animated Features
  9:40  John Lanser III
Does Immigration Negatively Affect Wages of Native Workers?
10:00  William Duncan II
The Chinese Road to Modernity: Economic Reform and Divergence from Tradition
10:50  Catarina Mattacchieri
Backwards in Heels and Women in Non-Union Construction
11:10  Erica Bushell
   Her Body Was A Temple: A Feminist Analysis of Self-Abuse in America
11:30  Anna Sargsyan
Independent Country, Dependent Women: Women’s Economic Participation in Armenia

Poster Session 10:20 – 10:50 AM (SS 1006)

Brett Bastiansen
Comparison of Bog Turtle Populations in a Sloping Seepage Fen and a Shallow Marsh
Stefanie Capraro
Mechanisms Underlying Implicit Association Test Effects: Stereotype Threat and Motivation to Control Prejudice
Kelly Catanese
Demographic Characteristics of Purchase College Graduates: A Comparison of Native and Transfer Students
Sidra Chaudhary
Creativity: An Analysis of Motivational Orientation and Reward Contingency
Jay Cooke
A Study of Recycling and Garbage at Purchase College
Travis Cox
Intellignets: Anthropomorphizing Collective Knowledge on the World Wide Web
Jaime Olivieri
Self-Objectification as It Relates to Sexual Dysfunction and Risky Behavior 
Amy Rosenbrock
Elephant Conservation: Is Sustainable Coexistence Possible for Humans and Elephants in Africa?
Anna Zheldukova
The Mathematics of Three-Dimensional Climate Models
Pia Antonia Landanno
Reclaiming the Self: Women and Body Modification

Alumni Lectures 11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

NS 1001 Janet Schwartz
  Psychology in the Real World: Implications for Health and Well-Being

NS 1059 Matthew Craddock

SS 1001 German Garcia-Fresco
  The Molecular Organization and Function of Paranodal Septate Junctions
 
Symposium Sponsors

Robert and Edith Fehr
John and Jeanette Ambroseo
Lucille Werlinich
The Joseph and Sophia Abeles Foundation
Con Edison
The National Science Foundation
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
The School of Natural and Social Sciences